Nov 16, 2013 1:30pm EST
be the twitters of barack obama. tsa lost art. -- it's a lost art. i don't know, people in the audience, when the last time anybody here wrote a real letter. you know, words are my business, and i haven't written a letter in eight years. so that the thing that's extraordinary is that there's such human documents, and they're on every single subject imaginable. during a time when this man woke up every morning and something was blowing up in berlin, and something was blowing up in cuba, and the entire south was blowing up in his face, and he kept hearing little hints of this place called vietnam. this is one man, he's not even 46 years old, and he's supposed to deal with this every day. and he's getting all these letters writing in, and some of them are confronting him. what is the important thing, i think, about the letters is that they force him to state his position on certain cases where he might be able to try to avoid it. so that the first real articulation of why he believes a catholic should be president comes after he is barraged by letters saying you think i'm going to vote for you?